Renting a property in Dubai

9 Easy Steps To Rent Your Property In Dubai

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Renting a property in Dubai is always a dream. Sometimes it becomes strenuous and stressful for all the aspirants. However, one can easily view the list of properties by following the law and procedures for renting apartments in Dubai. If you are someone who is looking to list a property, buy, sell, or rent apartments in Dubai, you can list with us. Here are some of the steps you must read before you rent a property in Dubai.

PLAN AND BUDGET FOR YOUR NEEDS
It is important to plan and budget rentals in Dubai as the industry follows a post-dated cheque policy while renting apartments. The tenants are supposed to usually receive between 1 and 12 cheques based on their term contract. In addition to this, you will also need to have some extra money for all the deposits and other connection fees that range between 5 - 10 per cent of your rent.

SIGN UP WITH AN AGENCY AND HIRE A BROKER
While you're searching for an apartment for rent in Dubai, it is highly important that you sign up with an agency that is registered under RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Agency). These reputed companies will assign a broker who will help in finding the most suitable home for rent.

SCHEDULE A VIEWING APPOINTMENT
After analysing the needs of a tenant, the broker shows the list of properties that are listed with us and schedules a viewing appointment for the tenant. Consider checking if there is a designated parking spot for each apartment. Check if the electrical circuits are working and ask for other facilities like a security guard, repainting the house, a fully equipped gym and a swimming pool at the property.

FINALIZE THE PROPERTY/MAKE AN OFFER
If you are stuck and like a property, just don't go ahead and make the full payment. It is important that you give a counter-offer on the various payment terms. Make sure you do ask for short-term and flexible rental plans rather than one short payment.

RESERVE A PROPERTY
Once the property is completed, make sure you reserve a property by paying a security deposit. This is a refundable amount which can vary between 5 to 10% of your rent or one month's rent. Make sure the amount is paid in the landlord's name and not the broker's.

SIGNING THE AGREEMENT (SELF AND TENANT)
After paying the security deposit, collect the contract from the broker. Review and make relevant changes if needed based on mutual understanding. Learn and understand tenants' rights in Dubai before signing the contract. Hold one copy of the signed contract and give the other contract to the landlord.

EJARI REGISTRATION
The most important step after signing the contract is registering with Ejari. This documentation is done for the legal acceptance of the documents in Dubai. Visit the nearest typing centre or register on the online portal by carrying the tenancy contract, passport size photographs of both the parties, the tenant’s Emirates ID and a Title Deed from the landlord. Meanwhile, document the total deposits, contract periods, and monthly rental.

DEWA CONNECTION
Before moving in, make sure you get the water and electricity connection via DEWA (Dubai Water and Electricity Authority). One needs to pay a refundable security deposit for the apartment along with activation charges and registration fees based on the property type. DEWA will activate your connection within 24 hours of activation.

READY TO MOVE IN
If everything has gone smoothly until now, then it's time to move to your dream destination. While moving to a new home seems to be a difficult task in Dubai, following these steps can ease the entire process. Before moving in, some tenants are required to fill in the move-in form based on their communities. This process will take up to 5 days and can be done on the website. Kindly check with the landlord or the agent beforehand if this move-in form is required.


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